Deum Ampil News
DAP was first published as a weekly newspaper in December 2006 by Soy Sopheap with the help of 5 to 6 Cambodian journalists. One of them, Noun Chanmony, is now the editor-in-chief of Deum Ampil Daily Newspaper. It is now one of the most read newspapers in Cambodia [CMRD, 2015].
While it is perceived to favor the Cambodian People’s Party [LICADHO, 2009], Soy claims the independence of the publication, and instructs his reporters to stay away from personal attacks towards Prime Minister Hun Sen, the president of CNRP Sam Rainsy and his deputy, Kem Sokha, nor and Prince Norodom Ranariddh personally.
In July 2010, Deum Ampil newspaper and its print affiliated media outlets, were forced to close due to financial constraints after Sieng Chanheng, its financial backer, stopped supporting the team. The newspaper, however, resumed its publication in December, the same year.
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DAP Media Center
Soy Sopheap - is the owner and director of DAP Media Center which runs Deum Ampil Daily Newspaper, Deum Ampil Radio Station, Deum Ampil News Website, and the Looking Today online magazine. In addition to these media outlets, Soy Sopheap is also a sharehol
Noun Chanmony - Editor in Chief is A founding member of the newsroom.
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Interview with Soy Sopheap, Founder and CEO of DAP Media Center
The Cambodian media landscape counts at least two new outlets, a TV and a newspaper. Since the former started its daily activity and the latter its broadcasting in 2015, MOM decided not to include as most relevant medium. With less than a year of existence, the audience shares would not be representative of their popularity.
It can be highlighted, however, that their growth is taking place rapidly and their strategy seems more aggressive than the existing media on the market. Both are now hiring journalists and newsroom staffs from existing newsrooms, heightening the competition on both TV and print sectors, which are already highly concentrated.